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Charleston’s Tex-Mex Spot Juan Luis to Expand into the Workshop Space

A permanent home for gorditas and breakfast tacos

enchiladas, tacos, chips, and salsa
Plates from Juan Luis
Andrew Cebulka

The Texas-meets-Mexican menu from Juan Luis started as a pop-up with the Lewis Barbecue crew; then it moved on to a stall at food hall Workshop; then it became a food truck parked on the Lewis Barbecue lot; and now it will take over the entire Workshop space when the fancy cafeteria closes in the spring. Just announced, pitmaster John Lewis will create a permanent home for Juan Luis at 1503 King Street.

Lewis, originally from El Paso, Texas, says that this “border cuisine” (he prefers this term over “Tex-Mex”) of breakfast tacos, enchiladas, and gorditas is what he grew up eating, so he is excited to make it a more permanent fixture in Charleston.

After Workshop shutters later on this year, Lewis and his team will renovate the space to include a large bar, dining room, and outdoor dining. The larger address will allow Lewis to expand the menu and add an in-house tortilleria and mesquite grill for grilled meats and seafood.

Look for the new Juan Luis to open this fall.

Juan Luis [Official]
All Lewis Barbecue Coverage [ECAR]
Charleston’s First Food Hall Workshop to Close This Spring [ECAR]

Lewis Barbecue

464 North Nassau Street, , SC 29403 (843) 805-9500 Visit Website

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